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How to teach ... the internet | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
The shakeup in ICT teaching means the old programmes of study no longer apply and schools can deliver the kind of ICT provision they wish to until September 2014, when new programmes will come into force as a national standard.

The Guardian Teacher Network has resources, lesson ideas and cutting-edge schemes of work to help teach the subject. Look out for the special focus on technology in schools all this week.

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started with Jeremy Greenfield's (@JDGsaid) article in #DBW: When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line
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Demand for Computer Science Classes Grows, Along With Digital Divide

Demand for Computer Science Classes Grows, Along With Digital Divide | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
It's estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
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U.S. Young Adults' Tech Skills Lag Behind International Peers

U.S. Young Adults' Tech Skills Lag Behind International Peers | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
While the US is sometimes seen as a leader in technological advances and computer literacy, a new study shows this might not actually be the case. According to a study recently published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, fewer than 38% of Americans ages 16-24 could complete computer based tasks more difficult than sorting emails in to folders, which was the lowest performance out of 19 countries assessed. When digging deeper, however, a huge discrepancy was seen in basic computer skills for young adults from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, with those whose parents did not have a high school education or equivalent performing significantly worse than those whose parents did
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La tablette en guise de cahier

La tablette en guise de cahier | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Sept écoles Steve Jobs dédiées à un apprentissage tout numérique viennent d’ouvrir. Les langues, les sciences, les diverses matières scolaires ainsi qu’un accès permanent aux applications éducatives, l’entrepreneur néerlandais n’a rien laissé au...

 

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une grand-mère..(...) Elle est aujourd’hui à la retraite et orthophoniste de profession. "L’écriture développe la motricité fine mais surtout la mémoire visuelle", continue-t-elle, "et personne ne peut prévoir les effets de cette surconsommation de temps passé devant un écran". Elle observe cette nouvelle école du quartier avec une grande inquiétude. "Pourvu qu’il n’en fleurisse pas d’autres", soupire-t-elle en s’éloignant.

 

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Irène van Meel, en poste depuis le 12 août dernier, confirme qu’après l’inscription de 80 élèves, une nouvelle école du futur pourra ouvrir ses portes. Toute souriante, elle reconnaît avoir eu de la chance d’obtenir ce premier travail, après ses études en sciences de l’éducation à Vlissingen, en Zélande.

"J’enseigne toutes les matières, ainsi que mes collègues. Nous adaptons notre planning à l’agenda personnalisé de nos élèves, selon leur niveau et leur rythme", raconte-t-elle.

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Learning with 'e's: Digital literacy 1: What digital literacies?

Learning with 'e's: Digital literacy 1: What digital literacies? | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Below are the digital literacies I have identified:

Social networking skills

Transliteracy skills

Maintaining Privacy

Managing Identity

Creating content

Organising and sharing content

Reusing/repurposing content

Filtering and selecting content

Self broadcasting

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The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Even in first grade, says Kathy Cassidy, students need to learn new vocabulary, new tools to communicate & new ways to connect to the world.
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Is there really a digital divide? | Lifestyle, Parenting | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions

Is there really a digital divide? | Lifestyle, Parenting | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

If you’re not feeling particularly au fait with all this new technology, luckily you’re not alone. A recent study by Nominet asked 1,001 UK parents with children aged 10-18 years old how they felt about their children’s online activities, revealing some interesting findings and showing that even net-savvy parents sometimes struggle.

(...) As the influence of the web grows, digital safety is becoming more of an issue. Because younger parents aren’t always as fluent as their children, you need to close the knowledge gap if you want to do your bit to help them stay safe and secure online.

* Ask your children to teach you

* Learn netiquette and text speak

* Talk the talk…

* Keep up with future change

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A quick essential read... And, for parents of younger kids, don't forget our app "Appy Tips & Tricks for kids" that helps you keep tabs on your kids' activities on the tablet. - http://ow.ly/n9MkT
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Learn To Code, Code To Learn (EdSurge News)

Learn To Code, Code To Learn (EdSurge News) | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Is it important for all children to learn how to write?
After all, very few children grow up to become journalists, novelists, or
professional writers. So why should everyone learn to write?
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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

Keynote speech by David Lankes*, with excellent examples of what school librarians do, and why.

 

Interestingly, he lists four types of digital divides within an increasingly regimented curriculum environment

 

1) Access
i.e. access to technology, to broadband.
How to provide access to the students but also to the students?

 

2) Knowledge / training
i.e. how to use the technology.
How to provide access to materials but also to people and conversations? How to facilitate learning? How to educate students to information research? How to tackle social media literacy?

 

3) Environment
i.e. safety use of the technology; physical and Intellectual safety of students within the library.
What's the image and role of libraries? Interesting part about the use of space in libraries to stack books vs offer space to people to come to and explore.

 

4) Motivation
the biggest divides of all that librarians need to overcome.

 

HIS CONCLUSIONS:
=> #SchoolLibrarians are uniquely positioned to lead the Information Age
=> Think "community" not "collections"

 

http://vimeo.com/64892514


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* Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, Information Institute of Syracuse
Syracuse University


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:04 PM

Very good lecture on the role of teacher librarians as facilitators of learning.

Donna Presz's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Thank you for making this simple. 

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« Livre et lecture en mutation » : La revue Lecture consacre un dossier au numérique | Lettres Numériques

« Livre et lecture en mutation » : La revue Lecture consacre un dossier au numérique | Lettres Numériques | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Le bimestriel « Lectures », revue des 550 bibliothèques publiques en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, a publié, dans son double n°179-180 (janvier-avril 2013), un dossier « Livre et lecture en mutation », avec des interrogations sur l’histoire de la lecture, le caractère nourricier de la littérature (fiction), les avantages respectifs du papier et du numérique, les effets de la lecture sur le cerveau, la lecture-plaisir versus la lecture citoyenne, le récent courant du slow reading, le regain de la lecture à voix haute ou le rôle de remédiation des bibliothécaire.

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L’autre fracture numérique

L’autre fracture numérique | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Carte blanche de Benoit Wautelet, maitre-assistant en langue française HELHa (Braine-le-Comte), Catégorie pédagogique. Les technologies de l’information ont révolutionné la société depuis 15 ans et continuent de la révolutionner.
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LUDOVIA TV: Lecture sur écran, lecture numérique : quels enjeux, quels apprentissages ?

LUDOVIA TV: Lecture sur écran, lecture numérique : quels enjeux, quels apprentissages ? | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Rendez-vous Mercredi 27 mars, Amphithéâtre du lycée Montaigne, 17 rue Auguste Comte à Paris, de 14 h à 16 h 30 pour en discuter autour de personnalités.

Lecture et technologies numériques : aspects cognitifs et pédagogiques

Jean-François Rouet, directeur de recherche au CNRS, «Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition et l'Apprentissage », Université de Poitiers
Sujets de la réflexion : -    les spécificités, au plan cognitif, de la lecture de documents multiples sur support numérique -    les défis que représentent pour l'élève de 9 à 15 ans le fait de rechercher, évaluer,
comprendre et intégrer des informations à partir d'Internet -    les pistes pédagogiques intéressantes à exploiter pour développer une véritable maîtrise de la lecture documentaire chez les enfants, les adolescents et les jeunes adultes.
Échanges avec la salle et présentation de ressources 

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The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's

The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Cheap smartphones and tablets have put Web-ready technology into more hands than ever. But the price of Internet connectivity hasn't come down nearly as quickly.
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Notre cerveau à l’heure des nouvelles lectures

Notre cerveau à l’heure des nouvelles lectures | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Notre cerveau à l’heure des nouvelles lectures
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"How can we create the conditions for new readers to develop a bi-literate brain and to know when to skim and when to dive deeply" - Maryanne Wolf preez on MIT experimentation with Ethiopian children

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"How can we create the conditions for new readers to develop a bi-literate brain and to know when to skim and when to dive deeply" - Maryanne Wolf preez on MIT experimentation with Ethiopian children

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L'e-inclusion ou comment lutter contre la fracture numérique ? | Thot Cursus

L'e-inclusion ou comment lutter contre la fracture numérique ? | Thot Cursus | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Dans le cadre du cycle Technologies au Quotidien proposé par la Gaîté lyrique en partenariat avec le Musée des arts et métiers, cette conférence entend faire le point sur la fracture numérique. Vous y découvrirez le point de chercheur ou d’artiste.
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Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think

Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

The study, conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the International Telecommunication Union, shows that only 30 percent of people ages 15 to 24 have spent at least five years actively using the Internet, the criterion used to define digital nativism.

 

(...) A digital divide between rich and poor is nothing new, but the new study identifies an interesting twist on the phenomenon. It shows that in the developed world, there is hardly any generational gap anymore between Internet users. 

 

(...)  The supposed distinction between always-on members of the millennial generation and their older counterparts is actually much less pronounced in industrial nations than elsewhere in the world.

 

(...) “Everyone’s fascination with digital nativism in the U.S. or, say, Scandinavia is fine, but the places where this phenomenon probably has the most impact is low-income countries in Africa or Asia,” Dr. Best said. “The places where it is most salient are those where the least amount of attention has been paid to it.”

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Learning with 'e's: Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with 'e's: Can we teach digital literacies? | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

What can schools do?

 

(...) preparing the next generation of digital citizens with opportunities to acquire literacies that enable them to interpret and successfully negotiate the complex, connected world they already inhabit. 

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Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids?

Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids? | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

K-Nect’s Gross: “Statistically, teenagers rank as the fast growing segment for smart phones. As a result, we will see the disparity between the haves and have-nots begin to erode. Nevertheless, a digital divide at some level will always exist. In such cases whereby a student is not able to afford access to these types of devices, school systems need to help subsidize access."

 
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Pew Study: Technology Aids Students’ Writing Skills Though Challenges Remain - The Digital Shift

Pew Study: Technology Aids Students’ Writing Skills Though Challenges Remain - The Digital Shift | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

“Teachers, writing teachers especially, do not view good writing and the use of digital tools as being at war with each other,” adds Judy Buchanan, deputy director of the National Writing Project and a co-author of the report. “When educators have opportunities to integrate new technologies into teaching and learning, they are the most optimistic about the impact of digital tools on student writing and their value in teaching the art of writing. They gave countless examples of the creative ways they use emerging digital tools to impart writing skills to today’s students.”

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Catching on at last - New technology is poised to disrupt America’s schools, and then the world’s - The Economist

Catching on at last - New technology is poised to disrupt America’s schools, and then the world’s - The Economist | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a...
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interesting article about mass education vs. adaptive learning, the flipped classroom and promises (and threats) held by the monitoring of students and teachers performance. 

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Digital Divide Nonprofit MOUSE Looks Back and Forward (EdSurge News)

Digital Divide Nonprofit MOUSE Looks Back and Forward (EdSurge News) | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

1997, when MOUSE began operating. Originally founded to bring Internet access and computers to underserved schools, the New York-based nonprofit shifted gears in 2000 and started teaching tech skills to middle and high school students. Today, MOUSE trains students in 377 schools across the country and runs a yearlong afterschool tech design program for about 25 New York City high schoolers.

 

(..) MOUSE thinks of itself as more STEAM than STEM. (The 'A' standing for arts.) It wants to cultivate life and work smarts rather than specific technical skills. 

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What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like - The Digital Shift

What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like - The Digital Shift | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
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Le format de lecture sans incidence sur la compréhension des étudiants

Le format de lecture sans incidence sur la compréhension des étudiants | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Johnson, doctorant de l'Indiana State University, a examiné trois axes principaux. Celui de déterminer s'il existait des différences de résultats aux tests de lecture en fonction du type de format du livre étudié, mais aussi en fonction des sexes des lecteurs, ou encore en fonction de leur degré d'habitude en termes d'utilisation d'ordinateurs ou de tablettes. 

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What is Digital Literacy Anyway? - TeachersWithApps.com

What is Digital Literacy Anyway? - TeachersWithApps.com | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be digitally literate? How can we determine what is necessary for someone to become digitally literate? The answer may be changing constantly, as new devices, tools and services appear and are rapidly adopted by individuals everywhere. 

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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.

 

(...) The surveys include some findings that appear contradictory. In the Common Sense report, for instance, some teachers said that even as they saw attention spans wane, students were improving in subjects like math, science and reading.

But researchers said the conflicting views could be the result of subjectivity and bias. For example, teachers may perceive themselves facing both a more difficult challenge but also believe that they are overcoming the challenge through effective teaching.

Pew said its research gave a “complex and at times contradictory” picture of teachers’ view of technology’s impact.

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eMarketer Mobile

eMarketer helps companies understand the internet by publishing internet market research, statistics and objective analysis on internet marketing, internet advertising, online trends and online demographics.
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In a new report “Kids Online: Digital Natives in Digital Homes," eMarketer estimates that 45% of kids under the age of 12 will be internet users this year, with digital activity more prevalent among older children than younger ones.

 

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